Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: jerlouvis Date: Apr 9, 2014 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dave hinting at a Sept. 1987 release?

I understand that to appease fans of the entire catalog they have to release stuff from all eras and there is some stuff I like up until about '85,but I certainly could live with whatever we have of the post hiatus stuff as opposed to an official release at the expense of something from '68-'74 era.

As for the five Dave's Picks from '69-'74 only the 11/17/73 show would seem to be a no-brainer.The 12/20/69-2/2/70 release makes sense in that it had never been heard,but I can't point to anything on it that is special.While the 7/31/74 show sounds wonderful the highlight is To Lay Me Down.The best material from that release is on the bonus disc from the 7/29/74 show with an all-time WRS and a great Other One.Again on DP 3 the highlights come from the bonus disc of the 10/22/71 show from the same venue with the Dark Star being the centerpiece.I can't point to a single extraordinary performance from 10/21 show.The most recent from 5/14/74 offers an excellent PITB,Brown-Eyed Women and El Paso,but the big jam WRS -> Dark Star never quite gets there for me and the rest of the show is just okay.So I could question why this show was chosen.All this being said I know there are a number of factors involved in why and how a show is chosen for release and that subjectivity plays a big part in peoples reaction to what is chosen.The crux of a release from the earlier era for me is the long jam sections and if the Dark Star,Other One or what have you have is extraordinary that is enough for me.